Why all the fuss and feathers over Trump the Tweeterin-Chief? Roughly a week ago, Chuck Jones, president of United Steelworkers Local 1999 challenged Donald Trump for his claim to have saved a thousand jobs at Carrier Corporation in Indiana.
Jones should know about such matters as jobs and whether Carrier is shipping them overseas; he said Trump’s boast that he had saved those jobs was overdoing it, that 350 positions had been saved already.
The president-elect, offended that a union boss would challenge his boast, began working his thumbs, tweeting that Jones “has done a terrible job representing workers.
No wonder companies flee country.” (As if Trump knows anything at all about Jones’s union responsibilities.)
Suddenly, America’s Tweeter-in-Chief is accused of cyberbullying. A Republican strategist, alarmed, feared that Trump’s messaging could “discourage people from speaking out.”
There is a great difference between cyberbullying, and cyber-belching. Trump’s twitter-twaddle carries all the force of gnat flatulence in a Kansas headwind.
Discourage people from speaking out? Really? Trump’s swamp gas via twaddle-feed sends a union boss cowering in his boots? Trump’s tweedling is not intimidating, it’s embarrassing, our president-elect thumbing away furiously, like some socially-challenged grade-schooler who just lost at musical chairs.
Cyberbullying is a serious matter. But from our Twaddler-in-Chief, a cyberbelch is best ignored with the rest of his thumb spasms, politely and with sympathy.
– JOHN MARSHALL